It’s been a long winter this year.We had snow here in England on some places, even after Easter.But time has come and I went out with my camera again.
First time I have been to Anglesey not long time ago in December 2012. Straight away I fell in love with the place. I had to come back. This time I wanted to see more , lot more…
I’m not sure how this part of Peak District slipped my attention until now. Honestly , I did not know about this strange but beautiful place until my friend Chris invited me for trip.
There are many beautiful places on the Earth , Cwm Idwal must be on the top of the list. Definitely, on the top of my list for sure…
Yes, studio again. I felt, I’m loosing my touch with studio work so decision was quick. I wanted go back to studio soon…
When I was asked to join my friends for photo trip in December, I have to admit, I was excited. Destination was Anglesey, an island off the north west coast of Wales.
This year’s december was very wet, South part of Wales was flooded and it was raining when we set off from Nottingham. Our main goal was to photograph sunset on Black Point, especially Penmon Lighthouse on the coast .
What a fantastic year 2012 was !
I would like to thank you for all your support this year. I hope you will enjoy my photography in 2013 at least the same way as you did in 2012.
Very Merry Christmas and Happy and successful New Year 2013!
… and of course ” Good light ”
End of the year is also time to send some pictures off to annual exhibition organized by N&EMPF (North and East Midlands Photographic Federation).
Last year I entered just PDI (projected digital image) section and one of my pictures was accepted.I wanted more this year….
Bradgate park is an historic Mediaeval park in the heart of the ancient Charnwood Forest. It retains much of its original landscape with small woods, grassy slopes and rocky outcrops. Swithland Wood – 146 acres of Ancient Woodland. It is Leicestershire’s largest, most visited country park and was originally created as a deer park . Red and fallow deer can still be seen feeding among the bracken.
It’s more than a year , since I become a member of Nottingham Outlaws photographic society. When I joined last year, I was told that every year there is photo trip organised by the club. This time destination was Morecambe.
Morecambe as location was not very inspiring and we took to the Lake District or the North York moors for photo inspiration, so in all the location was reasonably central.
Just to clarify, Pilsbury Castle is a place its not a castle…..anymore….
The castle was probably originally an Iron Age fortification before being used by the Normans, and indeed the name “Pilsbury Castle” forms from the Celtic “pil”, the Saxon “bury” and the Norman “castle”, all meaning “fortified site”. In early medieval times, the site would have been located along the River Dove routeway, and would also have overlooked a key crossing point.By the twentieth century there was little to see except for a mound on a limestone outcrop and the remains of various earthworks. At the beginning of the present century, however, archaeological surveys revealed the foundations of the castle. Very rich history indeed, but as usually I was interested more to explore place from photographic point of view.
Although main focus for this trip was nearby bay called Saltwick Bay, I ‘ll call this post Whitby. Just because I love this town…
Whitby is a seaside town in North Yorkshire. Place known for not only for its beauty, but also because of Captain Cook . The town has a strong literary tradition and can even be said that the earliest English literature comes from Whitby as Cædmon, the first known Anglo Saxon poet was a monk at the order that used Whitby Abbey during the abbacy of St. Hilda (657–680).Part of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula was set in Whitby, incorporating pieces of local folklore, including the beaching of the Russian ship Dmitri. Stoker discovered the name “Dracula” at the old public library …. but enough history.
What to do when weather doesn’t want to play with us photographers? It’s time to go location hunting….
This place was suggested by my friend from camera club , very good photographer – Chris. It’s located on the North side of The Peak District , not very far from Sheffield. Also it’s very close to A628 – main road from Sheffield to Manchester. Weather was great for taking pictures of water.Completely overcast ,no sun with prediction of light rain.
I know, I’m not usually doing this kind of stuff, but why not….
Great guys I must say . We had great fun shooting these pictures and I really enjoyed to watch and listen them play…
I knew I will come back here. As I already said before , this place has got plenty of opportunities for photographers. With weather like this summer, chances to catch good light are questionable, but I’m still trying.
I started from Nottingham after 4 pm and on the way to the Peaks I stopped to pick my friend Tony, who was my company for the day. As we went, it was raining and on the left side of the road was dark cloud , but on the other side we could clearly see blue sky.Weather was changing very quickly. It very was promising, because this is what we (landscape) photographers want. Bit of a drama in the sky….
North Yorkshire is another amazing piece of British landscape . This was my second visit and as it seem to be normal this year, it was raining .
First stop was Fountains Abbey ,UNESCO location incredible beautiful ruin of old monastery . Never ending photographic possibilities….I would recommend this place to every photographer…. You have to go and see it for yourself.
The Nottingham Outlaws photographic society (NOPS) are an inspiring and friendly camera club based very close where I live. It was just natural, that I joined this club to share my passion for photography. This year NOPS is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary. Since I joined I made a good friends there and I also won a few competitions ….
To celebrate 25 years of society, we have prepared exhibition of our recent work at beautiful Nottingham Castle. I was honoured to put two of my pictures for the exhibition, which makes me very proud.
If you are into landscape photography you must know the name. One of the greatest British landscape photographers Joe Cornish. Master Cornish is one of my heroes, true master of camera. I already had 4 of his books and I love his work, his style and vision.
15/05/2012 Nottingham and Notts photographic society organised Joe Cornish’s talk and I bough my ticket in February. When the day finally came, I arrived to the venue and found it buzzing with excitement and quite busy. There was even raffle with Joe Cornish’s big print as a main price. Obviously all ticked have been already sold out….
What a great news today!
Above picture was named the Winner of the National Parks ”Winning Landsacape photographic competition’. LINK
The month-long competition was launched by the UK Association of National Park Authorities, in association with its partner Merrell, to highlight this year’s National Parks Week* which runs from July 30-August 5. The Winning Landscapes competition attracted nearly 400 entries and I’m very happy that judge picked mine shot as a winner.
I decided, this year I would like to focus on White Peak. South-West part of Peak District National Park. There are so many beautiful places, maybe not visible on first sight.The more I go,the more I like this place. It’s got no high peaks or great lakes but there is something there…
This time I wanted to visit Thor’s cave. Thor’s cave is a natural cavern located in the Manifold Valley of the White Peak in Staffordshire, England. Located in a steep limestone crag, the cave entrance, a symmetrical arch 7.5 metres wide and 10 metres high, is prominently visible from the valley bottom, around 80 metres (260 feet) below.